Modesty is not one of David Tepper's defining personality
traits. When Tepper was named to Alpha's Hedge Fund Hall of
Fame last summer, the founder of Appaloosa Management said of
his eventual legacy, "I hope to be recognized that in the past
20 years I arguably have the best record and therefore may be
the best of this generation." But Tepper regularly delivers the
goods to back up his bold statements. Last year he posted gains
of approximately 42 percent in his Appaloosa...